Fiji Time: 3:15 PM on Tuesday 28 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Taxidrivers complain of passenger poaching

Luke Rawalai
Monday, May 26, 2014

TAXIDRIVERS in Labasa continue to raise concerns regarding illegal operations, claiming they rob them of their profits.

Fiji Taxi Association president Mohammed Hafiz said in his second term as president, he would work to raise the issue with police and the Land Transport Authority.

Mr Hafiz said, however, the issue had not been viewed seriously and they would continue to voice their concerns.

He added they still needed to follow-up on the issue with authorities so serious actions could be taken to stop illegal operations. "The authorities need to put up a strategical plan to counter this problem," he said.

"This is an issue that needs to be considered seriously because illegal operations are another form of theft.

"There are legal operators who pay their licenses and permits and on the other hand are those that make free money illegally."

Mr Hafiz said most taxidrivers were sole bread winners in their families and could not afford to be cheated of their earnings.

"There is a high percentage of illegal operations around the country and it is also a common occurrence in small towns like Labasa.

"We will soon have a board meeting to discuss the issue so that it could be presented to authorities.

"My priority as president is to ensure that all associations around the country are fully active this year."

The Labasa taxi AGM yesterday saw the re-election of former office holders for another term.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64470.6257
JPY 55.835752.8357
GBP 0.39230.3843
EUR 0.46220.4502
NZD 0.68790.6549
AUD 0.64130.6163
USD 0.49190.4749

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fashion in paradise
  2. Rabuka to rally support in Aust
  3. 'Unpaid' royalty probe
  4. Thirst for victory
  5. Baulevu bridge to close tonight
  6. Changes made to sedition charges
  7. Parliament hero honoured
  8. End of transport woes
  9. No more long walks to school
  10. Usamate meets potential seasonal work employers

Top Stories this Week

  1. School girl, 14, dies Saturday (25 Feb)
  2. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  3. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  4. Locally owned health centre begins operation Friday (24 Feb)
  5. The first settlers of Gau Sunday (26 Feb)
  6. Bravery medal for boy, 6 Saturday (25 Feb)
  7. Angry passengers disembark from smoke-filled bus Sunday (26 Feb)
  8. PM: Roads 'one of the worst' Saturday (25 Feb)
  9. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in local region Sunday (26 Feb)
  10. 112 taxi permits in west terminated Saturday (25 Feb)